Professor Charles Ogletree, Harvard, thinks the use of the word professor in a political oontext is racist,  Inside Higher Education:

If the term professor is used in politics, it’s seldom a compliment, and instead “implies dry, hectoring, unemotional, self important, all of the negative stereotypes of somebody who is vainly certain of his own superior mental capacities but doesn’t have a human connection,” says Nunberg, author of The Years of Talking Dangerously and a frequent contributor to NPR’s “Fresh Air.”

Interesting argument, but not the least bit relevant.  Barack Obama has repeatidly claimed to have been a professor of constitutional law.   Yet Obama displays utterly no understanding of the Constitutional of the United States.    No respectable institution of higher learning would have hired an uneducated fool like Obama to teach anything.

As Obama has claimed to have been a professor, we are entitled to call him a professor.    That’s the way it is  Professor Ogletree.    Obama made his bed, he may not lie in it.

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4 Responses to “Professor Charles Ogletree Flunks Racism 101”

  1. How can saying anything (supposedly) derogatory about Obama be racist? According to a speech by Ogletree at Harvard, just before the election, OBAMA ISN’T BLACK — he’s “bi-racial” (so his election doesn’t purge Americans of their racist past): you’re interested, there’s a whole YouTube channel of clips from Ogletree’s various Harvard speeches illustrating his whacko views (e.g., American’s aren’t “chosen people”; Americans are too dumb to realize they caused 9/11; American patriotism is “superficial”; Colin Powell’s a liar; white Christians are racist, etc.): to mention Ogletree’s (allegedly) a plagiarist — a few years ago he apparently was caught lifting sections of two other books, and copying them into a book he put his name on (actually, it seems his ghostwriters did it), which helped his employer earn the nickname “Harvard Clown School”:

  2. Well, you got me to read — or at least skim — the linked article, so as to learn how anyone could consider “professor” a racist epithet.  I found:

    Calling Obama “the professor” walks dangerously close to labeling him “uppity,” a term with racial overtones that has surfaced in the political arena before, Ogletree said.

    Oh.  Yeah.  Right.  Uppity. 

    Give us a break, Ogletree, you buffoon (if I may use a word so “dangerously close” to baboon).

  3. Granted the term uppity has a history as nasty term of derision when applied towards blacks.   Those uppity [blanks] just don’t know their proper place, and please pass me another mint jullip.   However uppity people do exist and some happen to be black.

  4. Barack Obama ” claims ” to be a citizen of the United States of America.